Category Archives: Women and Abortion Regret

Pro-choice therapist: abortion guilt can lead to “self-destructive” behaviour

Pro-choice therapist Kim Kluger-Bell  says: “Unresolved guilt over abortion and pregnancy losses can result in a tendency to behave in a self-destructive manner. Shame is a common accompaniment to many forms of pregnancy loss but can be particularly acute in the … Continue reading

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College student commits suicide after abortion

Pro-life author Teri Stanon told the following story: “A desperate father came into a woman’s clinic seeking answers about his daughter’s suicide. This young college girl’s parents were utterly devastated when they were notified by the school that their daughter had taken … Continue reading

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Abortion “doesn’t allow space for mourning”

Psychotherapist Mira Dana,on postabortion grief:  “Why would you feel sadness or loss about something you wanted to get rid of? On the surface it looks like a contradiction… The fact that it was your decision which caused the loss does … Continue reading

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World Health Organization acknowledges mental health risks of abortion

A World Health Organization technical report acknowledged that women with a previous history of mental illness were more likely to suffer negative emotional aftereffects of abortion : “There is no doubt that the termination of pregnancy may precipitate a serious … Continue reading

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Depression and hopelessness as aftereffects of abortion

Pro-Choice author Miriam Claire lists the following as psychological effects of abortion: “Depression: some women get into a state of depression which could be described as a general sense of hopelessness and diffused (unfocused) feeling of blackness… Feeling bad about yourself … Continue reading

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Social worker: hiding post-abortion trauma is unfair

Social worker Ava Torre–Bueno, on women’s depression and mental health problems after abortion: “What you hear in the [pro-choice] movement is “Let’s not make noise about this” and “Most women are fine, I’m sure you will be too.” And that … Continue reading

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Psychiatrist on abortion’s aftermath for women

Dr. Eloise Jones, a Toronto psychiatrist, on why she stopped referring women for abortions: “An abortion has not helped the self-image of any woman I have talked with. I was listening to one recently. She was very frightened lest her … Continue reading

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Baptist minister: women haunted by abortions

Dr. EG Daniels, Baptist minister: “Abortion is not less than murder. Furthermore, people deep down realize this, for I have had women who were grandmothers come to me emotional wrecks because of the haunting memories of abortions committed earlier in … Continue reading

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Pro-choice writer on why she does not march for abortion

Kim C Flodin, pro-choice freelance writer, who had 2 abortions: “I say, despite the blood and the grief, I’d do it all over again – even though it makes me immeasurably sad and I still choke a little when I … Continue reading

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Postabortion woman: Seeing women with babies makes me cry

A pro-choice author (who herself had an abortion) interviewed post-abortion women for a book she wrote.  She says: Hormones cannot explain how, long after the procedure, feelings about one’s abortion can reappear with the slightest stimulation. Many women are distressed … Continue reading

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